Rodrigo Aldeia Duarte | Technician at The National Archives of Brazil, Ph. D. researcher at UFRJ/IBICT

It was a wonderful experience to have the opportunity to spend some time at the Faber Residency. I had was able to dedicate exclusively to develop my own work, which was a major boost to the research I am currently undertaking. But also the opportunity to share experiences and perspectives with the other residents, from different but yet complementary backgrounds, was deeply enriching.

The beautiful landscape of La Garrotxa and the friendly people of Olot contribute to make the residents feel welcome and at ease to develop their activities. A special mention must be made regarding the extremely caring and gentle Faber team, that will help with every situation that might come up, contributing to the creation of the most profitable work environment.

I would definitely recommend Faber Residency to everyone who needs to focus on the maturing of academic or artistic work, and to be able to make new connections to fellow practitioners from different parts of the world. All that, added to the immersion in the Catalan culture and language, make Faber a fantastic opportunity to improve both as an artist or researcher, connect to international peers.

What is most valuable, Faber is an interruption from the daily routine, allowing a time for deep reflection on specific aspects of one’s work.